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Frequently Asked Questions

What subjects do the sleep therapy sessions cover?
Can I contact my sleep coach between the sessions?
How effective is the Somnio sleep therapy?
What are the advantages of the Somnio online sleep therapy?
How personal is the Somnio sleep therapy?
Does online therapy work?
Will I work with the same sleep coach throughout the treatment?
Do the sessions take place at a certain time?
Do I need to stop using sleep medication before I can start with the sleep therapy?
Besides insomnia, I have another sleep disorder or medical problem. Is the treatment suitable for me?
What are the technical requirements?
What subjects do the sleep therapy sessions cover?
The session include:
  • an evaluation of your sleep and progress
  • your sleep coach's reaction to your questions and remarks
  • specific assignments and techniques to improve your sleep – adjusted to your specific situation
  • information and advice about sleep: which behavior, what thoughts and other influences are sleep-hindering versus sleep-promoting, and how you can deal with them?
  • if desired, advice to reduce sleep medication
  • Can I contact my sleep coach between the sessions?
    Sure, you can mail your sleep coach anytime or chat during the online office hour.
    How effective is the Somnio sleep therapy?
    The Somnio sleep therapy is based on the cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Clinical research has shown that this is the most effective treatment for insomnia on the long term. Contrary to sleep medication, behavioral sleep therapy remains effective after treatment has been completed. The Somnio treatment has an 80% success rate.
    What are the advantages of the Somnio online sleep therapy?
  • Somnio applies the most effective methods for treating insomnia and the most recent sleep research findings
  • Start directly
  • Follow the treatment from your home or any place with an internet connection
  • View the sessions at the times that suit you best
  • No need to schedule appointments
  • Interrupt the treatment and continue later without hassle if you get sick or go on vacation
  • Access all information via our website, at any time, even after you finished the treatment
  • How personal is the Somnio sleep therapy?
    Despite the fact that there is no face-to-face contact, the treatment is personal. The session are based on a proven treatment protocol. For each session, your sleep coach carefully adjusts the protocol to your specific situation and needs - based on the information you provide in your sleep diary, the questionnaires, and mails. Each session includes a personal message. Your coach will provide feedback, answers any questions you might have asked, and try to keep you motivated.
    Does online therapy work?
    Various recent scientific publications show that internet therapy can be equally effective as face-to-face therapy. This has for instance been concluded in a large study by Helen Riper and colleagues of the Dutch Trimbos Institute in 2007. In line with that, our own research has shown that Somnio is equally effective as a face-to-face sleep therapy.
    Will I work with the same sleep coach throughout the treatment?
    Yes, you get your own personal sleep coach who will work one-on-one with you throughout the complete treatment.
    Do the sessions take place at a certain time?
    No. You decide for yourself at what time you want to send in the sleep diaries. You will get an email when your next session is ready. You can log in at any time to view the session and continue with the next diary.
    Do I need to stop using sleep medication before I can start with the sleep therapy?
    You do not need to stop with sleep medication before starting this treatment. Reducing sleep medication is often difficult and needs to take place slowly and gradually. If you want to stop using sleep medication, your sleep coach can help you during the sleep therapy.
    Besides insomnia, I have another sleep disorder or medical problem. Is the treatment suitable for me?
    Depending on your complaints, the treatment can be adjusted to your situation. Improving sleep is always beneficial with regard to other complaints. Please send us an email to tell us about your other complaints and how they influence your sleep. We can then discuss whether the Somnio treatment is suitable for you at this moment.
    What are the technical requirements?
    All you need is a computer and internet connection.